Operation to recover gold from sunken ship off Donegal

An operation has begun to recover up to one-billion-euro in gold from a sunken ship off Donegal.

The passenger boat was abandoned in 1940 after being hit by a Nazi bomber and set ablaze.

The wreck of the RMS Empress of Britain lies 500-metres deep about 130-kilometres off the coast of Donegal.

According to the Times Ireland, a private recovery operator is on a mission to find the gold.

The government has been informed and could be in line for a multimillion-euro windfall.